Lake Houston - Humble - Kingwood

Stay informed about the latest local news in Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood, including Humble ISD coverage, transportation and local business news, along with Houston City Hall coverage.

7:25 AM May 4, 2022 CDT

Lux Dental Studio marks first anniversary in Kingwood

The office is run by Dr. Yarima Newlin and offers dental services, such as teeth whitening, exams, cleanings, veneers and fillings.


Collections by Mimi now offering home decor in Porter

Owned by Michele Millican, the store sells furniture, decor and other home items.


Porter nonprofit One Acre Farm offers outdoor learning for individuals of all abilities

Griffin, who has owned and operated One Acre Farm in Porter for the last 22 years, is a certified teacher in Texas. Her students, however, do not sit at desks inside all day. Instead, they learn through hands-on lessons conducted outside among the gardens and livestock scattered about the property.



Construction continues on Loop 494 expansion

The project will expand Loop 494 between half a mile north of Kingwood Drive and north of Sorters McClellan Road from two to four lanes with a raised turf median, center turn lanes and intersections, and sidewalks.


Humble food truck MMM Crab combines Vietnamese cuisine, seafood to create unique dishes

The restaurant offers a mixture of Vietnamese cuisine and seafood staples ranging from egg rolls and fried rice to shrimp burgers and Vietnamese street food.


Check out April's featured neighborhood in the Lake Houston area: Lakeshore, 77044

Located near the intersection of West Lake Houston Parkway and Madera Run Parkway, Lakeshore comprises 1,151 single-family homes and is zoned to Humble ISD.


Lake Houston-area parents battle rising child care costs as industry faces challenges

Families in the Lake Houston area are facing rising child care costs, while local early education schools are grappling with inflated supply costs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.



See how the Lake Houston-area real estate market fared in February 2022

Six of the Lake Houston area’s seven ZIP codes experienced an increase in the number of homes sold in February compared to February 2021, while ZIP code 77345 experienced a drop.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 22.


As appraisal values spike, Montgomery County appraisal, tax officials host workshops for residents

The county appraiser Tony Belinoski and tax assessor-collector Tammy McRae broke down the 2022 appraisal process in the face of “unprecedented” values


Humble ISD puts $775M bond on May 7 ballot

Residents living in Humble ISD’s boundaries will decide a bond referendum May 7 with two propositions totaling $775 million that aim to address the district’s growth and technology needs.



Humble ISD officials propose 3% employee raises, teacher retention initiatives during budget workshop

The district is recommending a 3% raise on average for all employees, HISD Chief Financial Officer Billy Beattie said. With the increase, officials said HISD's starting teacher salary would increase from $59,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 to $60,500 in FY 2022-23.



Here's what voters need to know ahead of the Harris County ESD 11 commissioner election May 7

Early voting for the May 7 election that will determine a pair of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 commissioner seats is set to begin April 25.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 21.



Attend a block party, participate in a color run: 9 things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout April, May

Here are a few events and things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout April and May. This list is not comprehensive.


Montgomery County moving forward on master facilities plan to reshape downtown Conroe offices

The county unveiled preliminary plans from Houston-based architecture firm PGAL at an April 12 commissioners court session.


Security cameras, lighting for some businesses now required as One Safe Houston initiative continues

A new ordinance now requires bars, nightclubs, convenience stores, game rooms and sexually-oriented businesses to have exterior security cameras and lighting.




New Caney ISD trustees approve 2022-23 employee compensation plan

New Caney ISD trustees at their April 18 meeting approved an employee compensation package for the 2022-23 school that will include a one-time $2,000 stipend for all employees.


Houston may require security cameras, lighting for some businesses as fight against crime continues

The ordinance will require security cameras and lighting at five specified business types.


Houston-area property sales rise in March year over year despite fewer listings, increase in mortgage interest rates

Property sales in the Houston area increased 4.3% in March compared to the previous year, according to an April 13 press release from the Houston Association of Realtors.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses and restaurants coming to Keller, Fort Worth; Happy Goat Retreat now open in Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 19.